routeman21

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Harbeth Super HL5 plus Break-in
donjr,I am using the Skylan 18" stands with the columns unfilled. 
Harbeth Super HL5+ vs. Focal Kanta No.2
gerryn,How are your Kanta No.2's coming along? 
Harbeth Super HL5 plus Break-in
avanti1960,I use the Harbeths with the grilles off as I do with all my speakers. I know what you mean when you speak of the warmth of the cabinet. It is something I'm not familiar with because of the bamboo cabinets of my Ascend Sierra towers. As ... 
Harbeth Super HL5 plus Break-in
Imnop."I don't think they'd ever be my one and only speaker but I do enjoy having them in the rotation"Profound statement! In this crazy hobby where the listener (me) is analytical and can find fault with anything that statement is a wake up call ... 
Harbeth Super HL5 plus Break-in
avanti1960,I am listening with the grilles off.noromance,I am using Skylan stands, 18" high. They are spiked to carpet and foam attached to concrete floor. My mistake- They are 28" from wall to back of speaker, 40" from wall to front of speaker. 
Harbeth Super HL5 plus Break-in
avanti1960,You responded to my Spendor D7 vs. Harbeth SLH5+ discussion. Thanks for returning. At right around the 100 hour mark of burn-in with my new Harbeth's I was going to give up and put them up for sale because I wasn't hearing any improveme... 
Harbeth Super HL5 plus Break-in
noromance,When you say "What's up with the speakers?" do you mean my other posts about the Spendor D9 & Focal Kanta comparisons to the Harbeth 5's or something else? Please clarify.By the way, I am going thru a "thing" trying to find the right... 
Speakers that are a great value!
Add Ascend Acoustics to Fritz, Salk & Tekton. I own pairs of Fritz Carbon 7's and Ascend Acoustics Sierra Towers. Both sound great for the price. They certainly are not overpriced for the value you get. Selling direct to customer will keep the... 
Harbeth Super HL5+ vs. Focal Kanta No.2
I decided to cancel the order for the Focal Kanta No. 2. I'm not sure in what direction I want to go. The Devore Fidelity Gibbon X (or other Devore models) looks interesting but the $$$$$. WOW!! May be tough to afford even a used mint pair!! 
Harbeth Super HL5+ vs. Focal Kanta No.2
prof2,I forgot, what amp did you hear the Kanta 2's thru? 
Harbeth Super HL5+ vs. Focal Kanta No.2
prof2,When I say sizzle I don't mean a sharpness of any kind although, yes, some recordings sound more sharply sibilant. Maybe I am using the wrong term but I want the recording to sound more alive than what the Harbeth's will do with certain reco... 
Harbeth Super HL5+ vs. Focal Kanta No.2
Anyone? 
Spendor D7 vs. Harbeth Super HL5+
WOW! Thanks guys for the tremendous amount of information. At present I still have the Harbeth's hooked up and they are sounding better (I think?). I purchased them new and I didn't hear any difference up to 100 hours. They now have approx. 150 ho... 
Spendor D7 vs. Harbeth Super HL5+
avanti1960,WOW, great comparison! Did the SHL5+ need much break in? Mine are at 100-150 hours of break in and I believe they are getting better although Harbeth states that they need very little break in.These are my first Harbeths. I have mixed f... 
Looking to upgrade my 3-way towers
timlub1,I live in the Allentown, Pa. area, about 60 miles north of Philadelphia along the east coast of Pa. near NJ.pokey77,Yes, the synergy between the CJ LP70s tube amp and the Harbeth Super HL5+ is different than what I'm used to. Some listener...